In the Mediterranean regions patios, porches, roof terraces and other outdoor areas are favorite areas for having breakfasts or dinners, family entertainment, chilling and relaxing and even afternoon siestas in summertime. If you feel inspired by Mediterranean beauty, let’s find out how to pull off such an outdoor space in your own home.
What Is Mediterranean Style?
Mediterranean-style interior design is a riff on the décor found in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Whether you’re channeling a warm, carefree summer in Santorini, Capri, or Ibiza, the best Mediterranean-style interior design focuses on indoor-outdoor living; natural materials and finishes; and an effortless, minimalist-chic approach to decorating that is rooted in centuries of life along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. Mediterranean is a variation of coastal design, which is a broader term based on the generic codes of seaside living. This style mainly comes from Greece, Italy, and Spain but it has also a lot of influence from Israel, Morocco, and beyond. French Riviera Style is a glamorous take on Mediterranean style that originated in the 1930s.
a bright Mediterranean dining space with a blue round table, wicker chairs with coral cushions, bright blooms over the space and blue window frames
a chic Mediterranean patio done in neutrals, with a roof, greenery, a creamy sofa and pillows, stumps and a wicker chair, pendant lamps
a cozy Mediterranean living room, outdoors and indoors, with a non-working fireplace, a round wooden table, metal chairs with white upholstery and greenery
a dreamy Mediterranean dining space with greeneyr on the roof and potted greenery, wicker baskets and pendant lamps, wooden benches and a table
a large Mediterranean dining space with lots of greenery and trees, a long dining table, vintage chairs and chic table styling
a little Mediterrranean outdoor nook with a sofa with white cushions and pillows, folding chairs, a metal table, bright blooms in planters
a lively Mediterranean patio with a built-in bench, blue upholstery, wicker pendant lamps, a side table and niches for storage
a lovely Mediterranean dining space with a view, a wooden table and chairs, a blue bench, a bright tablecloth and bright blooms
a lovely Mediterranean outdoor living room with greenery and blooms around, a fireplace, grey chairs, a black coffee table is welcoming
a lovely Mediterranean patio with a built-in bench and striped pillows, Moroccan lanterns, a tray with a magazine and greenery around
a Mediterranean dining space with a built-in sofa, a wooden table, black wicker chairs and greenery and a tree and printed blankets
a Mediterranean dining space with a roof with greenery, a corner sofa with grey and green pillows, wicker pendant lamps and a tree in a planter
a Mediterranean dining space with a view, with a built-in sofa, white tables and folding chairs with white upholstery, blooms and greenery
a Mediterranean dining spot with a roof with pendant lamps, stained dinign set with benches, a wicker chair and blue glasses
Opt for shades of white or cream on the walls and allow natural imperfections on walls to show through to add texture. Prefer wide plank wood flooring or tile depending on preference and climate. Leave flooring bare or use flat-weave rugs in natural materials and muted colors. For finishes, consider raw materials such as natural stone, unfinished wood, bamboo, or cement. Incorporate natural materials for furniture and decorative objects, such as rattan, wicker, straw, rope, jute, linen, and cotton. Choose rustic, sculptural objects, whether vintage or handcrafted, such as ceramics, bowls, baskets, and vases. If your climate permits, choose Mediterranean greenery like potted olive or lemon trees. Otherwise, try placing branches or simple dried flowers in a rustic vase. Take a look at the ideas we’ve prepared for you and get inspired to rock Mediterranean style in your home!
a welcoming outdoor Mediterranean space with a living tree, a wooden table, white chairs, a non-working fireplace with some lanterns
an exquisite Mediterranean patio with greenery over the space, a table with blue tablecloth and dark chairs with white upholstery and blooms
an outdoor Mediterranean dining space with a large table, wicker chairs, a pendant lamp and an outdoor kitchen plus a fantastic view
an outdoor-indoor space with a dining room, a vintage table and wicker chairs, wicker seating furniture, a duo of tables and yellow blooms
a relaxed outdoor Mediterranean space with a grass and wood plank floor, a pallet corner sofa with neutral upholstery, a wooden table and a daybed, some Moroccan lanterns
a small outdoor dining area wiht a Mediterranean feel, with a white sofa, a wood and metal table, metal chairs with white cushions, bright blooms and pillows to add color
a Mediterranean to Moroccan outdoor space with a white built-in bench, colorful and white pillows, stumps, Moroccan lanterns, blooms